Originally written June 30, 2013 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
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The Carolina Hurricanes hold the fifth pick in this draft. The team wants to add a veteran defenseman capable of playing on one of it top two pairings.The free agent market for defensemen is not exciting, so general manager Jim Rutherford is ready to deal.“Getting a defenseman is our top priority before the start of the season,” Rutherford told the Raleigh News & Observer.Could the No. 5 overall pick fetch such a player?“I don't know,” he said. “I couldn't handicap it. It's a unique year. There seems to be more players available.”The Hurricanes could also make a smaller deal, moving down in the first round while another prospect or veteran player to their mix.“There has been a lot of interest in our pick,” Rutherford said. “If we do end up making a move, we would like to have a first-round pick of some kind. We have a few things to think over.”
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